DANCE NEWS


ADF calls for alumni to submit works

Posted on: 11/22/2017 7:05AM

ADF calls for alumni to submit worksThe American Dance Festival (ADF) invites alumni of its Six Week School and Three Week School (formerly Four Week School for Young Dancers) to submit proposals to have works of their own creation included in the 2018 ADF season. The deadline to apply is December 1.


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McCallum Theatre's 20th Anniversary Choreography Festival wraps up

Posted on: 11/20/2017 12:00PM

'Black and White' by Manuel Vignoulle McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, CA recently presented its 20th Annual Choreography Festival. Exciting original choreography by dance makers from across the nation was premiered at this one-of-a-kind festival on November 11 and 12.


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Steps on Broadway holds Classes for a Cause

Posted on: 11/18/2017 9:00AM

Dance Classes for a CauseNew York City’s premier dance studio and training organization Steps on Broadway is raising funds for disaster relief the week of Thanksgiving. Dancers can attend Classes for a Cause and class proceeds will directly support the survivors of recent natural disasters, helping those affected by wildfires, hurricanes and flooding in California, Florida, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Texas.


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Eisenhower Dance to heat up December

Posted on: 11/17/2017 8:00AM

December Dances 2017Eisenhower Dance, a premier contemporary dance company in Detroit, Michigan, will soon present its annual December celebration of innovative dance. This year’s December Dances program will be Friday, December 8 at the Seligman Performing Arts Center in Beverly Hills. It will feature two premieres.


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MSA Talent Agency to launch southern branch

Posted on: 11/16/2017 12:20PM

MSA Talent Agency launches MSA SouthMcDonald/Selznick Associates (MSA), a global leader in dance and choreography representation, will launch its southern branch, MSASouth, in Atlanta, Georgia this fall. The official launch event, complete with red carpet appearances and a lineup of performances by its stellar client roster, will take place on November 29.


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GA ballet troupe announces exciting first

Posted on: 11/15/2017 11:00AM

Rachael Graham and Sasha WestIt took 36 years but in 2017 Gwinnett Ballet Theatre’s production of The Nutcracker will feature an exciting first. GBT’s Nutcracker 2017 has cast two young African American ballerinas in the lead role of Sugar Plum, a first for Gwinnett’s oldest performing nonprofit organization that has presented The Nutcracker to regional audiences since 1981.


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Signed Pointe Shoes to Fight Child Slavery

Posted on: 11/14/2017 12:00PM

Cloud & Victory FundraiserCloud & Victory, an ethical dancewear and ballet brand for dancers, recently launched its newest initiative – Pointes Against Child Slavery. Through this Saturday, November 18, dancers can purchase a pair of pointe shoes from their favorite ballet dancer and contribute to the fight against child abuse.


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2017 Martha Hill Awards Gala coming up

Posted on: 11/13/2017 6:00PM

Martha Hill Dance Fund 2017 Award Recipients The Martha Hill Dance Fund will host its 2017 Awards Gala on Monday, November 20 at the Manhattan Penthouse in New York City. This year the Lifetime Achievement Award recipients are dance historian and archivist Norton Owen and dance educator Alice Teirstein. The 2017 Mid-Career Award recipients are choreographer Robert Garland and dance activist Denise Hurlin Roberts.


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DanceClassMusic.com unveils Holiday Sales

Posted on: 11/11/2017 9:00AM

Jay Distributors Dance Studio MusicJay Distributors and DanceClassMusic.com offer hundreds of music, DVD and CD ROM titles for dance class training, and just in time for the holidays, they’ve announced a new sale! Shoppers can currently enjoy 15% off holiday titles.


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Pretty Girl Cosmetics offers samples

Posted on: 11/10/2017 7:05AM

ColorOn Beauty makeupStudio Owners and Cheer Gym Directors, did you know Pretty Girl Cosmetics by ColorOn Beauty offers you free makeup samples? Owners and directors who want their dance teams and companies to have uniformity in their makeup application should contact Pretty Girl Cosmetics and ask about the custom kit options.


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Debbie Reynolds Studio has new owners!

Posted on: 11/9/2017 12:15PM

North Hollywood dance studiosDebbie Reynolds Studio, established in 1979 in North Hollywood by the American actress and dancer herself, has now unveiled new leadership and a new name. Faculty member Teresa Espinosa, commercial dancer Marie Courchinoux and her husband Austin Wright are officially the new owners of “Debbie Reynolds Legacy Studios.” Clear Talent Group dancer Shorty Rocc and Gabriel Augustus are also part of the freshly launched creative and business team.


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Tiler Peck shines on ‘The Ellen Show’

Posted on: 11/9/2017 9:30AM

NYCB dancer on The Ellen ShowNew York City Ballet Principal Dancer Tiler Peck is on fire! The leading ballerina has had a jam-packed year and she’s not losing steam yet! On November 3, she starred in a fast-footed solo on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Peck was the first ballerina ever on the popular show!


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Onstage New York looks ahead to 2018 Tour

Posted on: 11/8/2017 12:00PM

Talent Search and Dance CompetitionIn just a few months, Onstage New York will launch its 2018 Regional Tour! The talent search and competition will offer professional performance opportunities complete with state of the art sound, lighting and video.


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Glam’r Gear offers Thanksgiving Deals

Posted on: 11/7/2017 11:15AM

Ultimate dance bag with pull-up changing curtainsGlam’r Gear, a company offering the next-generation of dance/performance bags, is excited to announce a whole month of different Thanksgiving deals! Each week Glam’r Gear will reveal a new deal on its products!


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7 Americans chosen for 46th Prix de Lausanne

Posted on: 11/6/2017 12:30PM

Lauren HunterThe Prix de Lausanne, an international ballet competition for young dancers, recently announced its 2018 selected candidates. The event, which will take place on January 28-February 4 in Lausanne, Switzerland, has accepted 78 competitors. Of these, seven are from the United States.


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The Suzanne Farrell Ballet to wave farewell

Posted on: 11/3/2017 12:15PM

Gounod Symphony at The Kennedy CenterThe Kennedy Center’s own Suzanne Farrell Ballet will celebrate its 16th and final season with a farewell program of George Balanchine favorites this December. Three works on the program were created for Farrell herself.


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Long Beach Opera auditioning dancers

Posted on: 11/2/2017 9:00AM

Long Beach Opera to present Edgar Allan Poe storyIn January 2018, the Long Beach Opera in California will present The Black Cat, a visual multi-media production based on the unsettling story by Edgar Allen Poe. The organization has issued a dance audition callout for one male dancer and one female dancer. Auditions will be held Monday, November 20.


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Pacific Northwest Ballet presents ‘Her Story’

Posted on: 11/1/2017 8:00AM

Leta Biasucci and Sarah-Gabrielle Ryan for Her StoryThree renowned female choreographers get the well-deserved spotlight in Her Story, the second program of Pacific Northwest Ballet’s 45th season. Jessica Lang, Crystal Pite and Twyla Tharp are all setting choreography on the Seattle ballet company. The program will be presented November 3–12 at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall.


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NBC’s ‘World of Dance’ is casting for Season 2

Posted on: 10/31/2017 4:00PM

NBC dance competition seriesNBC, Executive Producer Jennifer Lopez and dance brand World of Dance have announced the renewal of hit TV show World of Dance. The new dance competition series will return for its second season and it’s now casting talented and innovative dancers of all styles and ages from across the entire globe. The deadline for dancers to apply is November 3.


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ZviDance set to premiere ‘LIKE’

Posted on: 10/31/2017 7:00AM

LIKE by Zvi GotheinerLed by Israeli-born Artistic Director Zvi Gotheiner, ZviDance will soon present the world premiere of LIKE at New York Live Arts. Gotheiner, in collaboration with eight dancers, composer Scott Killian, Lighting Designer Mark London and Media Designer Joshua Higgason, has created this new evening-length multi-media dance as the third in his trilogy reflecting on our ever-increasing dependency on technology and how technology is shaping our current models of social interactions.


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‘The Dancer’ film to open in U.S. and Canada

Posted on: 10/30/2017 12:01PM

French feature film by Stéphanie Di GiustoThe Dancer, a French feature film by Stéphanie Di Giusto, will be released in the U.S. and Canada in select theaters beginning December 1, 2017. Inspired by the lives of dance legends Loïe Fuller and Isadora Duncan, the film captures two seminal figures in the history of modern dance and theatrical performance.


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Misty Copeland leads Harlem Ballet Class

Posted on: 10/27/2017 12:30PM

Harlem Stage welcomes Misty CopelandHarlem Stage, a leading arts organization for more than 30 years, is back with another amazing season featuring a range of dance, music, film and spoken word. The legendary uptown venue has been promoting the creative legacy of Harlem and artists of color for three decades. Now it will host world-renowned ballerina Misty Copeland on November 6.


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2017 World Choreography Award Winners

Posted on: 10/26/2017 6:00PM

2017 Joe Tremaine Legacy Award WinnerThe World Choreography Awards, an annual awards show that celebrates creativity and innovation by recognizing excellence in the art of media choreography, has unveiled its winners for 2017. Hosted by seasoned actor/dancer Kenny Wormald, the annual awards show took place at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills, California on Monday, October 23.


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‘American Dance Spectacular!’ hits Brooklyn

Posted on: 10/25/2017 7:11PM

Al Blackstone Choreography and Daniel C. Levine ProductionsOn Stage at Kingsborough, a performing arts presenter located at Brooklyn’s Kingsborough Community College, seeks to bring top-notch shows to its community for the 2017-18 Season. On October 28, American Dance Spectacular! will take the audience on a sweeping journey through the last century of American dance sensations, from The Charleston and Lindy Hop to Disco and Vogue.


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Ailey releases short film created in Paris

Posted on: 10/24/2017 3:00PM

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Solomon Dumas takes to the streets of Paris Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has announced the release of Rue Montorgueil, a joyful short film that sprang to life on a bustling Parisian street when Ailey company members performed with local dancers. Ailey artists perform alongside people of different backgrounds, talents and nationalities, all joined together through the universal language of dance.


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Julia Gleich to celebrate 25-year anniversary with New York homecoming

Posted on: 10/24/2017 2:00PM

Gleich Dances at Mark Morris Dance Center, BrooklynGleich Dances announces its 25th anniversary season with Martha (The Searchers) on October 27-29 at Mark Morris Dance Center in Brooklyn. Having served as the Head of Choreography at London Studio Centre and on faculty at Trinity LABAN Conservatoire of Music and Dance since 2003, Artistic Director Julia Gleich marks this milestone back in New York, where her extensive body of work began.


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Submissions due for Inside/Out at The Pillow

Posted on: 10/23/2017 3:15PM

Outdoor Dance Performance Series in BerkshiresJacob’s Pillow Dance is a treasured 220-acre National Historic Landmark located in Western Massachusetts. A recipient of the prestigious National Medal of Arts, it’s home to America’s longest-running international dance festival. It's Inside/Out Performance Series is accepting submissions for 2018 through October 31.


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Nashville Ballet studies infamous murder case

Posted on: 10/20/2017 12:00PM

Lizzie Borden ballet based on the infamous double murderNashville Ballet will present a haunting double feature of original works just in time for Halloween—the long-awaited return of Lizzie Borden based on the infamous double murder and the world premiere of The Raven inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s poem—on October 26-28 at TPAC’s Polk Theater.


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Capezio donates 1,000 pairs of ballet slippers

Posted on: 10/19/2017 6:05PM

Boston Dance Alliance receives 1,000 pairs of ballet shoes for dancers in needBoston Dance Alliance has received a gift of 1,000 pairs of new ballet slippers from Capezio Ballet Makers, Inc., to distribute to financially disadvantaged dancers. Estimated at $25,000, the Capezio gift is the first direct corporate donation to Boston Dance Alliance’s three-year-old Dancewear Distribution program.


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Online series tells stories of 3 black ballerinas

Posted on: 10/19/2017 12:00PM

And Still They Rose: The Legacy of Black Philadelphians in BalletMemoirs of Blacks in Ballet (MoBBallet), a groundbreaking legacy project documenting and transforming conversations around black ballet artists, heralds the completion of its inaugural video installation “And Still They Rose: The Legacy of Black Philadelphians in Ballet.” Highlighting Joan Myers Brown, Delores Brown and Judith Jamison, three Black Philadelphian dancers who were classically trained, the video installation will be released on MoBBallet’s website soon.


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